Australian Labor Party Questions Removal of Nutrition Website

Australia’s 7News reports that the opposition Labor Party has pressed Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash on her chief-of-staff’s links to the food industry, after the controversial removal of a Health Department website last week. Senator Nash said she ordered her department to take down the website, which promoted a new star rating system for food labels. The Commonwealth,  states and territories all endorsed a new voluntary food labeling system at the end of last year. While the food and drink manufacturing body, the Food and Grocery Council, has been resisting the introduction of the system, consumer advocates have pushed for it.